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Ways and Means

FIRST MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - January 11, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION


WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Knoblach, Chair of the Ways & Means Committee, called the meeting to order at 6:31 PM on January 11, 2017, in Room 200 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

KNOBLACH, Jim, Chair
VOGEL, Bob, VC
CARLSON, Lyndon
ANDERSON, Sarah
BAKER, Dave
CORNISH, Tony
DAVIDS, Greg
DEAN, Matt
DETTMER, Bob
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
FABIAN, Dan
GAROFALO, Pat
GUNTHER, Bob

HAMILTON, Rod
HILSTROM, Deb
HORNSTEIN, Frank
LIEBLING, Tina
LOON, Jenifer
MARQUART, Paul
MURPHY, Erin
NORNES, Bud
PELOWSKI, Gene
POPPE, Jeanne
TORKELSON, Paul
URDAHL, Dean
WAGENIUS, Jean

EXCUSED:
HAUSMAN, Alice

Representative Knoblach called the meeting to order at 6:31. A quorum was present.

Representative Knoblach made remarks from the Chair, introductions were made and committee rules were discussed.

Representative Knoblach moved HF1 be sent to the General Register.

HF1 (Hoppe): Health insurance premium temporary payment program provided, health maintenance organization requirements modified, health insurance provisions modified, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Hoppe presented HF1.

Commissioner Myron Frans, Minnesota Management and Budget testified on HF1.

Representative Knoblach called a recess at 6:43 PM.

Representative Knoblach reconvened the meeting at 6:58 PM.

Representative Hoppe continued his testimony.

Twila Brase, President, Citizens Council for Health Reform, testified in opposition to HF1.

Jennifer Breitenger, Comprehensive Health Association, testified on HF1.

Representative Liebling moved the H0001DE4 amendment.

Representative Liebling moved to incorporate the following oral amendment to the H0001DE4 amendment:

P. 3. After L. 9, insert: “Sec. 5 TRANSFER: $311,645.000 in fiscal year 2017 is transferred from the budget reserve account in Minnesota Statutes, Section 16A.152, Subdivision 1a to the general fund. EFFECTIVE DATE. This section is effective the day following final enactment.”


P.3. L.11 and 15, delete “health care access” and insert “general”
P.3. L.19, delete “5” and insert “6”.

THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Liebling renewed her motion to move the H0001DE4 amendment, as incorporated, and requested a roll call vote. The results as follows:


AYES

CARLSON, Lyndon
HILSTROM, Deb
HORNSTEIN, Frank
LIEBLING, Tina
MARQUART, Paul
MURPHY, Erin
PELOWSKI, Gene
POPPE, Jeanne
WAGENIUS, Jean








NAYS

KNOBLACH, Jim
VOGEL, Bob
ANDERSON, Sarah
BAKER, Dave
CORNISH, Tony
DAVIDS, Greg
DEAN, Matt
DETTMER, Bob
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
FABIAN, Dan
GAROFALO, Pat
GUNTHER, Bob
HAMILTON, Rod
LOON, Jenifer
NORNES, Bud
TORKELSON, Paul
URDAHL, Dean



On a vote of 9 AYES and 17 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion to move HF1 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 PM.




Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair




Jean Cottington, Committee Legislative Assistant

















More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1 (Hoppe) - Health insurance premium temporary payment program provided, health maintenance organization requirements modified, health insurance provisions modified, reports required, and money appropriated.

Committee Introductions
HF 1 will be heard pending referral.